Re: Shotwell in Lucid
- From: rikona <rikona@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 21:41:42 -0700
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 3:10:22 PM, sktsee wrote:
s> On Wed, 04 May 2011 14:02:13 -0700, rikona wrote:
Running Lucid. Noticed Shotwell will be the default photo mgr in new
releases - also looks pretty good, so thought I'd get a head start
learning it. The Shotwell version in the repos is quite old [0.5]. There
is a newer backport in a PPA that states NOT to use it because it is
"guaranteed to break your computer". Hmmm...
Has anyone running Lucid used a later version without 'breaking the
computer'? If so, where was it?
The PPA also backports several other pkgs - is this the reason it breaks
If I do try the gamble, and it breaks stuff, how can I recover to where
Any other ideas to get a later version?
s> The Yorba PPA https://launchpad.net/~yorba/+archive/ppa contains a
s> version of Shotwell for Lucid that's the same as in Maverick
s> (0.7.2) Yorba http://yorba.org/shotwell/ is the organization that
s> develops Shotwell. You'd probably be better off using the versions
s> from this PPA.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'd like to know if anyone has done that
without trouble. [Or am I the Guinea Pig... :-) ]
s> However, the Yorba Shotwell page also links to a FAQ which mentions
s> this PPA https://launchpad.net/~flexiondotorg/+archive/shotwell as
s> one that provides the very latest version, 0.9.3, for Lucid.
This "guaranteed to break your computer" site was recommended by other
sites as well.
s> The biggest caveat with using this PPA to upgrade Shotwell is that
s> it replaces glib2.0. If you enter "apt-cache rdepends libglib2.0-0"
s> in a terminal, you'll quickly see why this is a library that you
s> don't want to update haphazardly. Practically everything on the
s> system depends on it. If it breaks, expect much pain.
Thank you, thank you!! That was exactly my worry.
s> Also, it means you'll be dependent on upon the PPA and not Ubuntu
s> for updating glib if any security updates or bug fixes become
s> available for it.
I had not considered that - again, thanks. I guess also that that
assumes they will do updates...
I really appreciate your detailed response that answered most of my
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